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triple (v.)

late 14c., from Medieval Latin triplare "to triple," from Latin triplus "threefold, triple" (see triple (adj.)). Related: Tripled; tripling.

triple (adj.)

early 15c., from Old French triple or directly from Latin triplus "threefold, triple," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + -plus "-fold" (see -plus). As a noun, early 15c., "a triple sum or quantity," from the adjective. The baseball sense of "a three-base hit" is attested from 1880. Related: Triply (adv.). Triple-decker is from 1940 of sandwiches and wedding cakes, 1942 of beds.

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Definitions of triple
1
triple (n.)
a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base;
Synonyms: three-base hit / three-bagger
triple (n.)
a set of three similar things considered as a unit;
Synonyms: trio / triad / triplet
triple (n.)
a quantity that is three times as great as another;
2
triple (v.)
increase threefold;
Synonyms: treble
triple (v.)
hit a three-base hit;
3
triple (adj.)
having three units or components or elements;
triple time has three beats per measure
overcrowding made triple sessions necessary
Synonyms: ternary / treble / triplex
triple (adj.)
three times as great or many;
a claim for treble (or triple) damages
Synonyms: treble / threefold / three-fold
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